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Whale, Calf Euthanized After Beaching in Northeast Florida

MIAMI A whale and her calf were euthanized after beaching themselves over the weekend in northeast Florida, where marine biologists tried unsuccessfully to save them, media reports said Monday.

The whales were found in Neptune Beach by passersby on Sunday, WJAX TV said.

Officials in Neptune Beach, a coastal community in Duval County, were notified by beachgoers, who unsuccessfully tried to help the whales get out to sea.

Police and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC, personnel confirmed that the whale, which was probably sick, and her calf were on the beach.

Whales do not do well in captivity and the decision was made to euthanize the mother and calf, the FWC said.

A necropsy will be performed to try to determine why the whales beached themselves, the FWC said.

 

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